Go on Exchange

Going on exchange provides you with a unique opportunity to travel and study overseas with the support of YFU Student Exchange organisations, a volunteer host family, a school and its community and local support people.

Host a Student

YFU Student Exchange students are aged between 15 and 18 years. They have made a definite decision that they want to learn about Aussie or Kiwi culture and increase their skills in English by living and learning with us.

Upcoming sessions

Each year we run over 40 information sessions on weekday evenings in various major cities in Australia, New Zealand or live online.

Discounts and Scholarships

YFU Student Exchange in Australia and New Zealand has over 20 generous scholarships for outbound students who meet the criteria in the areas of the creative arts, environmental education and for exchange to particular countries.


To be considered for scholarship awards, you must meet the eligibility requirements and demonstrate characteristics like flexibility, tolerance, open-mindedness and financial need.

What others have said about us?

“Megan has come back to New Zealand from Germany, after a wonderful year on exchange. She had a set back with her original host family, but then YFU found her a wonderful new family and everything was pretty much perfect after that! Thank you for the support from YFU that enabled Megan to have this amazing adventure!”

Mother of Megan
YFU exchange student to Germany


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Email: info@yfu.co.nz



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